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Old 06-25-2009, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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"Beating on my thin chest, screaming out "MIDWEST!" (Atmosphere lyric)
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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The Great Lake States
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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What Great Lake is near Nebraska and Kansas?

I think Midwest fits just fine, but if you have to change it: Heartland.
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Old 06-25-2009, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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What Great Lake is near Nebraska and Kansas?

I think Midwest fits just fine, but if you have to change it: Heartland.

their plain states
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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their plain states
Still the Midwest.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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Still the Midwest.
Not in my book! This is how I define Midwest

http://www.byways.org/graphics/maps/midwest.gif (broken link)
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Southern Minnesota
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Iowa and Missouri are also plains states. Also, ND, SD, NE, and KS don't fit with any other region. They're not Western, or Southern; and certainly not Northeastern. They fit with the Midwest. I think that you would be hard-pressed to tell the difference between rural Nebraska and rural Indiana. It's all Midwestern corn belt territory.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:38 PM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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But if we're midway between the east and west, wouldn't that make us the "midwest"? And no, we're not like the Northeast.
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:08 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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And no, we're not like the Northeast.
Have to agree. After living here for decades, AND the Northeast for almost 20 years, I can agree that "Thank God, we are not the Northeast." Nothing wrong with the people over there, but it never did feel right and while I have some dear friends there, I am glad to be back to normalcy right here in the good ol' Midwest.
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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I've always been bothered with the term Midwest. It's not West and it's hardly even mid. Look at the map. Those are eastern states!

How about "Inland Northeast", or "Crossroads", or "Great Lakes States"?

This is how I define the regions of The United States

1. The Northeast: Pennsylvania,New Jersey,New York,Connecticut,Rhode Island,Massachusetts,Vermont,New Hampshire,Maine

2. South Atlantic: Maryland,Virginia,West Virginia, North/South Carolina, Georgia,Florida

3. Great Lakes: Ohio,Michigan,Indiana,Illinois,Wisconsin,Minnesota

4. Middle South: Kentucky,Tennessee,Arkansas,Alabama,Mississippi, Louisiana

5. Southern Plains: Oklahoma,Texas

6. Northern Plains: North/South Dakota, Nebraska,Kansas,Missouri,Iowa,


7. Intermountain West: Montana,Idaho,Wyoming,Utah,Colorado,Arizonia, New Mexico

8. West Coast: Washington,Oregon,California,Nevada

9.Alaska

10.Hawaii
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